Le Marais: from its Origins to the Present Day


In the past, no one would have bet that this annoying swamp at the edge of Paris would become one day an aristocratic place for the king's courtisans. Area of medieval monastries, jewish communities, contemporary art and hipster shops, what is le Marais exactly?


This visit is recommended to discover the multi-faceted nature of the most fashionable quarter of Paris. From Middle-Ages to the recent transformation, Le Marais has thousand stories to tell!


Standard duration: 2 hrs to 3 hrs

Price: 250€ (up to 30 people)                             The location of hearing system is recommended beyond 10 people

Flat price.                                                            Location: 2€/person for a half day


We will see together: Centre Pompidou (from outside), Place des Vosges, rue des Rosiers, private mansions...


Other tours in the same area: Paris Islands, Right Bank Landmarks, Crimes and Plots

© Caroline Weber

From what age is the tour recommended?

This tour can easily be adapted for children. I can focus on one or two aspects of Le Marais by taking in consideration your preferences (more Middle-ages, more fashion...). I recommend this tour from 6 years old.


How long is the tour?

If you need a short version (family tours or just because you prefer), 2 hours is the minimum to appreciate the area. If you are in no hurry, a 3 hours tour is highly valued to see everything: the medieval houses, the jewish quarter and few private mansions.


Is there a day we cannot make this tour?

No, the tour happens rain or shine. Everything is outside, so no timetable to follow.


Is there a lot of walk?

The tour is between 1.2 and 1.8 miles long. Breaks are possible on the way. 


Is this visit wheelchair accesible ?

Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible. A readaptation is necessary but nothing impossible.


Good to know

There are not many free toilets on the way, it is better to keep small change (50 cts, 1€ or 2€) just in case.

Dress apropriately for the weather.

There are drinking fountains on the way to fill a bottle in case of heat.